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Tiny's Tavern Big Impact on Relay For Life

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Tiny's tavern in downtown Billings has been a longtime supporter of the Relay For Life. And after putting together a popular raffle drawing, the tavern has been able to provide a huge amount of support to survivors; helping to raise money for cancer research in the quest for a cure for the disease.

It's totally amazing what has happened. I think everybody in Billings is really getting behind this Relay for Life, because cancer touches so many people that people realize that we do need help to get out there and possibly find a cure for this," said the tavern's owner Curt Grimm.

For the past five years, Tiny's Tavern has run their own raffle to support the relay. This year, the person with the winning raffle ticket gets an all expenses paid trip to see the Eagles in concert in Chicago in early September. By the end of the raffle for this year's relay, Tiny's Tavern will have helped to give close to $100,000 dollars to the cause.

"We had that number in mind but we never thought we would hit it within five years," said Grimm.

Grimm said he is thrilled the tavern's effort, in honor of his business partner's father who lost his battle to cancer and of their two employees who are currently going through treatment, has been able to make such an impact.

"With how big it's been this year, I'm hoping that in another five years we can hit another 100,000 dollars. That would be great," said Grimm.

The raffle tickets go for $5 dollars each and will be available at the relay. The drawing for the trip, which includes airfare, hotel, concert tickets, and a fair share of spending money along with it, will be held at the Riverstone Health tent at the relay at 9 PM Friday night.

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